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Healthful School Fundraisers – The Time Has Come!

We are pleased to report that Isla Vista School’s first Tomatomania fundraiser debuted with flying colors. At 8:00 AM, Tomatomania organizers Scott Daigre and Sam Hamann were joined by I.V. school principal Mary Kahn to Read more

How might reusable canteens affect climate change?

Children’s Access to Water

The following letter from Paul Orfalea appeared in the Montecito Journal recently. SchoolFoodAction added the photos for this post. Dear Neighbors, You and I are free to get a drink of water whenever we feel Read more

Day 4 of the School Food Initiative’s Culinary Training

Guest Post by Dean Zatkowsky The days are long, and very, very full. We start with a healthy breakfast, prepared by a handful of students. Then we spend about an hour in the classroom, work Read more

Scenes from Culinary Boot Camp Day 2

Guest post by Dean Zatkowsky As the Communications Manager for the Orfalea Foundation, I’m also the in-house photographer. And let me tell you, it’s hard to beat an assignment where people feed you good food Read more

Culinary Boot Camp, Day 1

Coming Next Week: Live Blogging from Culinary Boot Camp!

All next week we’ll be live-blogging from the School Food Initiative’s Culinary Boot Camp in Lompoc, California. Stay tuned to learn why you shouldn’t wash raw chicken, why you should always calibrate your kitchen thermometer, Read more

Blochman School District Invites Community to Enjoy School Food

On Friday, February 16th, the Benjamin Foxen Elementary School in Sisquoc hosted its fourth annual Bring Your Family to School lunch event for nearly 300 guests.  This school-wide event, hosted and sponsored by the PTA, Read more

Durables Vs. Disposables in Guadalupe

“Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.” – James Baldwin On January 14, 2013, Kermit McKenzie Junior High School in Guadalupe, California, switched Read more